Western Research Park

WindEEE Dome

Location: 2535 Advanced Ave., London ON, N6M 0E2

The WindEEE (Wind Engineering, Energy and Environment) Dome is the world's first hexagonal wind tunnel that will allow scientists to address scientific, economic and societal challenges related to wind. This large scale structure (25 meters diameter for the inner dome and 40 meters diameter for the outer dome) has the capability of physically simulating high intensity wind systems, including tornados, downbursts and gust fronts that cannot be created in any existing wind tunnels. The floor of the WindEEE Dome can accommodate replicas of buildings, bridges and cityscapes, enabling engineers to test for structural soundness in a variety of wind conditions. The Dome also has the capability to test turbines used in wind farms to achieve maximum efficiency.